4 Art Projects Made by Joel

Browsing Made By Joel’s blog is inspiring. Something about kid’s toys and projects makes me feel so excited and just want to start making toys out of everything in my apartment. His kids are darling and he’s so creative. Of course I’m always on the look out for projects that incorporate office supplies. (that way you know to steal some office supplies to take home to make things or you can make them at work!) Here are a few of my favorites:

Zip Line Toy

Use paper clips, an old sewing bobbin, a few buttons, masking tape, and string to make a mini-zipline!

Art Wrap

Use old magazines and newspaper to wrap a last minute present. When you add some paper creations on top, it totally doesn’t look so last minute! See more

Pick Up Game

Use paper clips to make an office version of barrel of monkeys! See more pics

Construction Paper Finger Puppets

Use some construction paper, scotch tape, and crayons to make cute paper finger puppets!


As a side note, it’s almost time for school to start again! By now, you must have heard about our My Teacher Rocks Contest. Here’s a little motivation and a reminder about why we should really support our teachers:

I bet you know a teacher in your community, your kids have teachers, or you are a teacher that knows other teachers who DESERVE $500 worth of FREE school supplies! Make an apple, enter them, and make their day! Learn more about it here.